COVID-19 & Travel to/in Greenland
At this site you can find information specific to traveling to and in South Greenland during the COVID-19 pandemic,including who may travel to Greenland, information about exemptions for fully-vaccinated persons, plus contact information for health centers and more.
We suggest reading this page in its entirety.
Note: the text in red is "breaking news".


For an extensive tourism-related FAQ document, please visit:
www.vg.gl/corona


Any other questions related to travelling in South Greenland during the COVID-19 pandemic
can please be directed to:

Tourism Destination Manager for South Greenland
Sarah Woodall
sw@isg.gl
Town-specific restrictions in Narsaq & Qaqortoq
As of 8 January 2022 and 14 January 2022, respectively, there are town-specific restrictions in effect in Narsaq and Qaqortoq due to COVID-19 infection from unknown/untraceable sources.
The following restrictions are applicable to all persons age 12 and over, regardless of place of residence, until further notice.


Mask/Visor usage
All persons age 12 and over must wear either a mask or visor in all public places and on all public transportation, including buses and taxis, regardless of place of residence and regardless of vaccination status.
Access to certain public places may be restricted. See below.


Access to public places
In order to access the public places listed below, all persons age 12 and over must show proof of either:
full vaccination,
previous infection between 14 days and 12 weeks prior to entry, or
a negative test result from a PCR test or quick test / antigen test taken max 48 hours prior to entry.

1) Restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs and the like.
2) Cultural institutions such as culture houses, movie theatres, museums and other exhibit locations.
3) Town halls and the like.
4) Libraries.
5) Indoor sports facilities such as sports rooms, sports halls, swimming pools and fitness centers.
6) Hair salons, massage parlors, beauty clinics and the like.


Decreased capacity in public places
Public places are required to reduce their capacity to 50% of the normal capacity approved by the Fire Marshall. 
Limited Testing Capability in Test Centers
As of 10 January 2022, there is highly limited testing capability in test centers in Greenland.
Test centers will reserve PCR tests for high-risk groups with COVID-19 symptoms and children between 2-11 years old, who are travelling into the country or who must travel from one town to another.
All other persons requesting a test will be strongly recommended to take a store-bought antigen test (a.k.a. quick-test or home-test).
Through 5 April 2022, only fully-vaccinated persons may travel to Greenland.
Persons with residence in Greenland are exempt.
Persons age 11 and under are exempt, regardless of place of residence.
Persons who can show proof of having had COVID-19 between 2-12 weeks prior to travel enjoy the same travel allowances as "fully-vaccinated", regardless of place of residence.
INCOMING TRAVEL TO GREENLAND
Through 5 April 2022, only fully-vaccinated persons may travel to Greenland.
Persons with residence in Greenland are exempt.
Persons age 11 and under are exempt, regardless of place of residence.
Persons who can show proof of having had COVID-19 between 2-12 weeks prior to travel enjoy the same travel allowances as "fully-vaccinated", regardless of place of residence.

Travel Allowances for Fully Vaccinated Persons
Fully vaccinated persons can enjoy freer travel upon arrival to Greenland.
Read more about "Greenland Exemptions for Fully-vaccinated Persons" below.

A comprehensive list of what all persons must do, regardless of vaccination status, in order to enter Greenland can be found below under "Overview".
Detailed information about each individual item on this list can also be found below in their own sections.

These rules are valid through 5 April 2022, until further notice.
Restrictions for Partially Vaccinated & Non-vaccinated Persons
Through 5 April 2022, the only partially vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons who may travel to Greenland are:
Persons with residence in Greenland
Persons age 11 and under, regardless of place of residence.


In addition to the incoming travel rules that all persons entering Greenland must follow, partially vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons must also abide by the following rules:

They must quarantine upon arrival to Greenland for 14 days, OR
They must receive negative PCR re-test results in Greenland in order to get out of quarantine earlier.
PCR re-testing is available from the 5th day after arrival.


Read more about what one must do to travel to Greenland under "Overview of All Entry Rules".
Two countries' rules to follow, plus a third if transitting via Iceland

The Government of Greenland has set its own rules about pre-test prior to travel, quarantine & PCR re-test after arrival to Greenland, participation in events, as well as about who may be exempted from these rules based on vaccination status.

The Kingdom of Denmark has set a rule on which countries' residents may travel to the Kingdom of Denmark, and for which purposes, and has also set a rule about quarantine & retest in Denmark.

Given that Greenland follows the Kingdom of Denmark's reopening strategy in its basic form, and given that many travellers to Greenland transit via Denmark,
it is necessary for you to also familiarise yourself with the entry and transit travel rules for Denmark.
Read more about "Kingdom of Denmark - Required Entry Rules" below.

For travellers transitting via Iceland, if possible, please familiarise yourself with the entry and transit travel rules for Iceland.
Read more about "Iceland - Required Entry Rules" below.
Allowances for Fully Vaccinated Persons (in Greenland)
Through 5 April 2022, only fully-vaccinated persons may travel to Greenland.
Persons with residence in Greenland are exempt.
Persons age 11 and under are exempt, regardless of place of residence.
Persons who can show proof of having had COVID-19 between 2-12 weeks prior to travel enjoy the same travel allowances as "fully-vaccinated", regardless of place of residence.

Greenland's Definition of Fully Vaccinated (for incoming travel)
One has received ALL required injections, for the given vaccine.
The final vaccination must have been given at least 14 days prior to travel and maximum 12 months prior to travel. 
The vaccination brand must be one approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

"Partially vaccinated" is not synonymous with "Fully vaccinated". 
"Previously infected" is not synonymous with "Fully vaccinated" however they may enjoy the same travel allowances as fully vaccinated persons.
Denmark's Definition of Fully Vaccinated 
One has received ALL required injections, for the given vaccine.
The final vaccination must have been given at least 14 days prior to travel and maximum 270 days (approx. 9 months) prior to travel.
The vaccination brand must be one approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). 

"Previously infected" is not synonymous with "Fully vaccinated".
"Partially vaccinated is not synonymous with "Fully vaccinated".
Iceland's Definition of Fully Vaccinated 
One has received ALL required injections, for the given vaccine, with the appropriate interval between injections (if multiple injections are required).
The vaccination brand must be one approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). 

"Previously infected" is not synonymous with "Fully vaccinated".
"Partially vaccinated is not synonymous with "Fully vaccinated".
Fully vaccinated persons can enjoy the following easier incoming travel rules to Greenland:

No quarantine upon arrival to Greenland.
No PCR re-test after arrival Greenland.
Freedom to participate in events upon arrival to Greenland.

Note: One must be able to show proof of their vaccination status at any given time. 

Note: all other incoming travel rules must be followed, even for fully vaccinated persons. 
A comprehensive list of what all persons must do, both fully vaccinated and not, in order to enter Greenland can be found below under "Overview".
Detailed information about each individual item on this list can also be found below.

These rules are in place through 5 April 2022, until further notice.
Source: Government of Greenland
(Greenlandic & Danish only)
Overview of All Entry Rules
As delineated in the Government of Greenland's Executive Order number 2 and 3 of 4 January 2022 and in compliance with the Kingdom of Denmark's entry regulations, the following rules are REQUIRED for ALL persons entering Greenland,
both residents and non-residents, both children and adults, both fully-vaccinated and not, unless stated otherwise.
There are rules that apply both prior to travel and upon arrival.


Note: Through 5 April 2022, only fully-vaccinated persons may travel to Greenland. 
Persons with residence in Greenland are exempt.
Persons age 11 and under are exempt, regardless of place of residence.
Persons who can show proof of having had COVID-19 between 2-12 weeks prior to travel enjoy the same travel allowances as "fully-vaccinated", regardless of place of residence.


1)
Residence in a country whose residents are not required to have a worthy purpose to enter the Kingdom of Denmark, which is also determined in connection with one's vaccination status.
See the Kingdom of Denmark's categorization of countries here.


2)
Negative pre-test results from a PCR/RNA virus test taken maximum 2 days (48 hours) prior to check-in for departure to Greenland. The test must be administered in a Nordic country, an EU country, an EFTA country or the United Kingdom.
Persons under 2 years of age are exempt.
For previously infected persons: those who have been infected with COVID-19 2-12 weeks prior to travel are exempt; however, they must show proof of their previous infection.

Proof must be shown at check-in.
No proof = no travel, and all extra costs incurred are one's own financial responsibility.
Read more about "PCR Pre-Travel Test" below.


3)
Mask/visor usage.
All persons age 12 and over must wear either a mask or visor "door-to-door" when travelling to Greenland, regardless of place of residence, and regardless of vaccination status.
This includes in transportation terminals, on all commercial transportation including airplanes, helicopters and boats, and in ground transportation including buses and taxis, until arriving to one's accommodation.

Mask/visor usage in public places later during the duration of the trip may also be required due to certain town-specific requirements that may be in place. This would be applicable to all persons age 12 and over, regardless of place of residence and regardless of vaccination status.
Additionally, access to certain public places may be restricted.
Read more about "Town-specific regulations" at the top of the page.


4)
Quarantine upon arrival for 14 days.
Receipt of negative PCR/RNA re-test results can shorten the quarantine period.
 Read more about Quarantine below.
Read more about PCR Re-Testing below.

Fully-vaccinated persons are exempt.
 

5)
PCR/RNA virus re-test on the 5th day after arrival to Greenland, or after.
Read more about PCR Re-Testing below. 

Fully-vaccinated persons are exempt.
Persons under 2 years of age are exempt.


6)
Once out of quarantine, all persons are required to continue to adhere to all precautions & requirements regarding mask/visor usage, sanitation and social distancing, especially until 14 days have elapsed since arrival to Greenland.


Maintain 2 meters distance from other persons
Avoid places where close contact with others could occur
Wash and/or disinfect hands often
Always cough or sneeze into a handkerchief or arm
Do not spit
Use good cleaning habits and ensure proper ventilation when indoors or in an enclosed space


PCR/RNA testing if COVID-19 symptoms occur.
Domestic Travel in Greenland
Vaccination requirement
In order to travel from one town or settlement to another using commercial transport, all persons aged 2 years and older must be able to show proof of either full vaccination or a negative test result from a PCR test or antigen test taken maximum 48 hours prior to travel.

For unvaccinated persons who must show a negative test result, in the event it is not possible to be tested in the departure destination, they are allowed to travel on the condition that they go into quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to the destination. They can end quarantine early if they receive a negative test result from a PCR test or antigen test, taken as early as upon arrival to the destination. 
Please check corona.nun.gl for the most up to date additional information. 



Mask/visor requirement
All persons age 12 and over must wear either a mask or visor when travelling domestically in Greenland, regardless of place of residence, and regardless of vaccination status.
This includes in transportation terminals, on all commercial transportation including airplanes, helicopters and boats.

. Mask/visor usage in public places and on public transportation such as buses and taxis later during the duration of the trip may also be required due to certain town-specific requirements that may be in place. This would be applicable to all persons age 12 and over, regardless of place of residence and regardless of vaccination status.
Additionally, access to certain public places may be restricted.
Read more about "Town-specific regulations" at the top of the page. 
Entry Rule - PCR Pre-Travel Test
Proof of negative test results from a PCR/RNA test taken maximum 2 days (48 hours) prior to check-in for flights to Greenland. The test must be administered in a Nordic country, an EU country, an EFTA country or the United Kingdom. 
This is a required condition to be able to check in.
Legal action can be taken against those who do not abide by the rules.
All persons 2 years of age and older must fulfill this entry rule for Greenland, regardless of residence or vaccination status.
For previously infected persons: those who have been infected with COVID-19 between 2-12 weeks prior to travel are exempt; however, they must show proof of their previous infection. 


NOTE: persons travelling via Denmark or Iceland may also be subject to Denmark's or Iceland's pre-test entry rules.

Home tests are not valid.
See below for the information required to be shown on the test results. 
See below for varying guidelines based on country of residence.


How to arrange for a pre-travel PCR test
There are different procedures for persons residing in the Kingdom of Denmark, Nordic/European countries and non-Nordic/non-European countries.


For residents of Nordic and European countries, other than the Kingdom of Denmark:
PCR Testing can be done in Nordic countries, EU countries, EFTA countries and the United Kingdom.

The test must be administered maximum 2 days (48 hours) prior to check-in for the flight to Greenland.

The following information must be visible on the test results in order to check in.
PCR Test (not quick test, not antigen test)
Name
Test location, date and time
Test result: negative



NOTE: If one wishes to be pre-tested in Denmark while transiting to Greenland, instead of in their country of residence, travellers must pay for the test themselves.
Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen does NOT give PCR/RNA tests to travellers.
Therefore, the only recommended places for travellers to be tested in Denmark is Airport Doctor or Aleris-Hamlet private hospitals, as they can provide results within the necessary time frame.


NOTE: If one wishes to be pre-tested in Iceland while transiting to Greenland, instead of in their country of residence, travellers must pay for the test themselves.
PCR tests can be booked here, and results are given by email within 36-48 hours.


NOTE: persons travelling via Denmark or Iceland may also be subject to Denmark's or Iceland's pre-test entry rules.


For residents of non-Nordic and non-European countries:
The test must be administered in a Nordic country, an EU country, an EFTA country or the United Kingdom maximum 2 days (48 hours) prior to check-in for the flight to Greenland.
NOTE: persons travelling via Denmark or Iceland may also be subject to Denmark's or Iceland's pre-test entry rules.

The following information must be visible on the test results in order to check in.
PCR Test (not quick test, not antigen test)
Name
Test location, date and time
Test result: negative



NOTE: If one wishes to be pre-tested in Denmark while transiting to Greenland, travellers must pay for the test themselves.
Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen does NOT give tests to travellers.
Therefore, the only recommended places for travellers to be tested in Denmark is Airport Doctor or Aleris-Hamlet private hospitals, as they can provide results within the necessary time frame.


NOTE: If one wishes to be pre-tested in Iceland while transiting to Greenland, travellers must pay for the test themselves.
PCR tests can be booked here, and results are given by email within 36-48 hours.


NOTE: persons travelling via Denmark or Iceland may also be subject to Denmark's or Iceland's pre-test entry rules. 
For residents of the Kingdom of Denmark (including Greenland)
One must request an appointment time either via one's own doctor or online at www.coronaprover.dk, using NemID.
Once the test is administered, one must download their own results at www.sundhed.dk.


NOTE: It is recommended to be tested at Rigshospitalet due to shorter waiting times for results.
Tests from other test facilities are accepted, but wait times for results can be longer.
No matter which test facility administers a test, it must be administered maximum 2 days (48 hours) prior to check-in for the flight to Greenland.
 
NOTE: Residents of the Kingdom of Denmark (including Greenland) who are travelling from outside the Kingdom of Denmark to Denmark and onward to Greenland may also be subject to Denmark's pre-test rule. See link above.
(For example: a Greenland resident who is flying from Spain to Denmark to Greenland, or a Danish resident who is flying from Spain to Denmark and further to Greenland).


NOTE: If one wishes to be pre-tested in Iceland while transiting to Greenland, travellers must pay for the test themselves. PCR tests can be booked here, and results are given by email within 36-48 hours.

NOTE: persons travelling via Iceland may also be subject to Iceland's pre-test entry rules. 

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Entry Rule - Quarantine
Quarantine upon arrival is a required condition to travel to Greenland.
Fully-vaccinated persons are exempt.

Quarantine is only required for partially vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons,
however, through 5 April 2022, the only partially vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons who may travel to Greenland are:
Persons with residence in Greenland
Persons age 11 and under, regardless of place of residence


The purpose of quarantine is to avoid contact with other people and to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19 in the community.
It is strongly encouraged to quarantine ALONE.


Quarantine lasts for 14 days.
However, one may get out of quarantine earlier by being re-tested.
On the 5th day after arrival, one is eligible to be re-tested but must remain in quarantine
until a negative test result is received.
See Re-testing below.


If COVID-19 symptoms occur while in quarantine, prior to re-testing,
the person must CALL to the nearest hospital.
It is of the highest importance that people DO NOT visit a health center to report COVID-19 symptoms,
as it increases the risk of spreading the illness.
How to Quarantine

As long as a person is in quarantine awaiting re-testing and/or awaiting test results,
they should preferably remain at their accommodation and avoid contact with others.


It is permitted to go outdoors as long as one avoids contact with other people.
A mask is required if there is any chance of coming in contact with others.

It is permitted to shop for groceries and necessary items, if needed.
A mask is required inside the store and outdoors, if there is any chance of coming in contact with others.
It is recommended to shop for groceries in non-peak hours.

Nature-quarantine is permitted, meaning one may go direct to the wilderness for a camping trip, but one must finish the trip in an Open Place, in order to be re-tested in an Open Place, and await for negative test-results before ending quarantine.



Guidelines inside the accommodation
It is strongly encouraged to quarantine ALONE within the accommodation.

If staying with others, like a travel partner or a family member/friend that resides in Greenland,
minimise contact with other persons,
including f.ex. kissing or preparing/sharing meals together.

Always cough or sneeze into a handkerchief or arm.

Wash hands every time after coughing or sneezing, after using the restroom, before meals and
after coming inside the accommodation after being outdoors. 
Use soap & water, hand sanitizer or wet napkins.



Guidelines outside the accommodation

Limit time spent outdoors in places where one could come in contact with other people.
A mask is required if there is any chance of coming in contact with others. 

It is not permitted to take public or private transportation where one could come in contact with other people, unless under transport to be re-tested.
A mask is required in all public transport and if there is any chance of coming in contact with others.  

It is not permitted to mix with groups of people or to visit public places such as eateries, shared laundry rooms, gyms, movie theatres, and the like.

Avoid grocery shopping, if possible.
It is permitted to shop for groceries and necessary items, if needed. 
A mask is required inside the store and outdoors, if there is any chance of coming in contact with others.
It is recommended to shop for groceries in non-peak hours.


It is permitted to walk the dog, as long as one avoids contact with other people.
A mask is required if there is any chance of coming in contact with others.  


Watch for the following symptoms.
If symptoms occur, CALL to the local health care center. DO NOT visit a health center to report COVID-19 symptoms,
as it increases the risk of spreading the illness.
Cough
Sore throat
Fever
Headache
Tiredness
Muscle soreness
Mucus build-up
Difficulty breathing
Diarrhea

PCR Re-Testing
Limited Testing Capability in Test Centers
As of 10 January 2022, there is highly limited testing capability in test centers in Greenland.
Test centers will reserve PCR tests for high-risk groups with COVID-19 symptoms and children between 2-11 years old, who are travelling into the country or who must travel from one town to another.
All other persons requesting a test will be strongly recommended to take a store-bought antigen test (a.k.a. quick-test or home-test).

PCR re-testing after arrival to Greenland is a required* condition to travel in Greenland. 
* PCR re-testing is the only way to get out of the required 14-day quarantine early.

Fully-vaccinated persons are exempt.
Persons under 2 years of age are exempt.


PCR re-testing is only required for partially vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons age 2 and over,
however, through 5 April 2022, the only partially vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons who may travel to Greenland are:
Persons with residence in Greenland
Persons age 11 and under, regardless of place of residence
 

For persons who are not fully-vaccinated and whose trip is shorter than 14 days, one must be PCR re-tested in order to board a departure flight from Greenland again.
To not do so is considered breaking the entry rule of quarantine.


One is eligible for PCR re-testing starting the 5th day after arrival to Greenland,
and one must stay in quarantine until receiving negative PCR re-test results.


*If one wishes to avoid PCR re-testing, this is permitted,
but then the person MUST remain in quarantine for an entire 14 days. 


It is the person's own responsibility to CALL the South Greenland health center
to make arrangements for PCR re-testing on the 5th day after arrival.
It is of the highest importance that people DO NOT visit a health center to report COVID-19 symptoms, as it increases the risk of spreading the illness.
See Health Center Contact Information below.
NOTE: PCR re-testing is free of charge for everyone, both residents and non-residents.


PCR test results are not received immediately.
After PCR re-testing, people must remain in quarantine until a negative test result is received.
NOTE: This can take up to a few days, depending on whether one is tested at a facility with an analysis apparatus or not. Results are sent via SMS.


In the event someone cannot get PCR tested on exactly the 5th day after arrival to Greenland, it is permitted to be tested on a subsequent day.
CALL to the health center in the town where quarantine is held to make a test appointment. 


In the event of negative PCR test results, quarantine ends and people may travel freely,
including travelling onward to a Vulnerable Place.
People are, however, required to continue to adhere to all precautions & requirements regarding mask/visor usage, sanitation and social distancing, allowing retesting if COVID-19 symptoms occur.


In the event of positive test results, the person must be in Isolation for as long as needed until a negative test result is achieved. The Chief Medical Officer in Greenland will give direct instructions.
Likewise, any persons that have been in the immediate vicinity of the infected person must go into Quarantine. The Chief Medical Officer in Greenland will give direct instructions.
Read more about Isolation below.
NOTE: all extra costs incurred are one's own financial responsibility.
Test Locations
PCR re-tests can be administered in South Greenland at Narsaq Hospital, Narsarsuaq Nurse Station and Qaqortoq Regional Hospital.

All PCR re-tests administered in South Greenland are sent to Qaqortoq in order to be analysed.
This does extend waiting time to receive PCR re-test results, for those tested outside Qaqortoq.

See Health Center Contact Information below for phone numbers and testing days.
Boat-based Travel (including public cruise ship of any size, commercial charter vessel and private vessel)
Vessels may only enter Greenland's maritime territory if the vessel has been at sea for 14 days without calling at any harbour and without any form of passenger exchange whatsoever.

Vessels must send an electronic Maritime Declaration of Health form to the port authority prior to calling at the first harbour,
maximum 24 hours before arrival. 

Vessels must also abide by all standard (not COVID-19 related) maritime rules when approaching Greenland's maritime territory. Good seamanship is expected of all vessels.

This is valid through 5 April 2022, until further notice.
Isolation
Isolation is for persons with positive COVID-19 test results and for persons with COVID-19 symptoms that are awaiting test results. 


How to Isolate

Leaving the accommodation is not permitted.
Outdoor time is not permitted.


If someone in Isolation is staying with others, like a travel partner or a family member/friend that resides in Greenland,
these other people must go in Quarantine.
See above for How to Quarantine.


If someone in Isolation is staying with others,
it is preferable that the person has their own bedroom and own bathroom
in order to avoid contact with others in the accommodation.


Clean daily.


If there is the opportunity to wash clothes privately, do so in minimum 60 degrees Celsius warm water.
If a public laundry facility is the only option, doing laundry at this facility is not permitted.


Wash undergarments, sheets, cleaning rags and towels in minimum 80 degrees Celsius warm water. 


Wear gloves when touching dirty laundry
and wash hands thoroughly after removing the gloves.

Health Center Contact Information
For those who need to arrange for a PCR re-test, CALL the health center to make arrangements.
It is of the highest importance that people DO NOT visit a health center to make test appointments or report COVID-19 symptoms,

as it increases the risk of spreading the illness. One must CALL first.


QAQORTOQ REGIONAL HOSPITAL - TESTING AVAILABLE
+299 64 22 11
Appointment times are given on an individual basis, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


NARSAQ HOSPITAL - TESTING AVAILABLE
+299 80 11 21
Call between 9.00 - 10.00 to make an appointment.
Appointment times are given on an individual basis, all weekdays.


NARSARSUAQ NURSE STATION - TESTING AVAILABLE
+299 66 45 41   
Appointment times are given on an individual basis, all weekdays between 8 - 16. 
Aappilattoq Nurse Station
+299 24 74 70

Alluitsup Paa Nurse Station
+299 61 90 11

Ammassivik Nurse Station
+299 61 73 10

Eqalugaarsuit Nurse Station
+299 64 97 11

Igaliku Nurse Station
+299 66 61 11

Nanortalik Hospital
+299 61 32 11 


Narsarmijit Nurse Station
+299 23 86 05

Qassiarsuk Nurse Station
+299 66 45 42

Saarloq Nurse Station
+299 64 90 11

Tasiusaq Nurse Station
+299 28 68 42


NATIONAL COVID-19 HOTLINE
+299 80 11 00

Opening hours:
Monday - Sunday 8.00 - 16.00

Flights / Transportation Methods
Sarfaq Ittuk

In order to travel onboard Sarfaq Ittuk, one must show proof of full vaccination or show a negative test result from a PCR test or antigen test taken maximum 48 hours prior to travel.
Note: there can be highly limited access to PCR and antigen tests.
Air Greenland

Persons flying with Air Greenland are encouraged to educate themselves on both the Kingdom of Denmark's entry rules and Iceland's entry regulations.



All check-in must happen at a service counter, due to the entry requirements of showing necessary documentation.
Neither online check-in nor self-check-in will be permitted.


See more about Air Greenland's policies under Additional Resources.
Icelandair

Travellers are encouraged to refer to Icelandair's booking system for available flights and booking conditions, as well as to educate themselves on Iceland's entry regulations.

See more about Icelandair's policies under Additional Resources.

Vaccination in Greenland
Greenland began a resident vaccination program at the beginning of January 2021 and uses a selection of different vaccines, all of which are approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Vaccination is now available for all persons 12 years of age and older.

Booster vaccinations (a 3rd shot) are now available for any persons that have been fully vaccinated for at least 4,5 months. 



In South Greenland

Between 25 February - 18 March 2021, the Vaccine Caravan offered vaccinations to all persons 65+, ill persons and critical health workers in Qaqortoq, who wished to be vaccinated.
Between 12-20 April 2021, the Vaccine Caravan offered vaccinations to all residents and sheep farmers, 18 years and older who wish to be vaccinated, in every settlement in South Greenland plus Nanortalik and Narsaq.
Between 29 June - 1 July 2021, the Vaccine Caravan offers vaccinations to all residents 18-54 years in Qaqortoq, who wish to be vaccinated.

Vaccinations continued to be offered around the country on a consistent basis in an effort to get as much of the population vaccinated as possible.

Vaccination has begun for children age 5 years and older.
Kingdom of Denmark - Required Entry Rules
Please educate yourself on the required entry conditions for the Kingdom of Denmark here.

The Kingdom of Denmark has made rules on which countries' residents may travel to the Kingdom of Denmark, and for which purposes, and about quarantine & retest in Denmark. Given that Greenland follows the Kingdom of Denmark's reopening strategy in its basic form, these apply also for Greenland.

The Kingdom of Denmark has also made rules for transit via Denmark. Given that many travellers to Greenland transit via Denmark, it is therefore necessary for you to also familiarise yourself with the entry and transit travel rules for Denmark. 

Iceland - Required Entry Rules
Please educate yourself on the required entry conditions for Iceland here.

Iceland has its own rules regarding entry to and transit via Iceland. Given that many travellers to Greenland transit via Iceland, it is therefore necessary for you to also familiarise yourself with Iceland's rules.
Updated 18 January 2022 08.59 (GMT -3)